Out of class 2019-08-27T16:32:40+01:00

Welcome to Out of Class

Out of Class is a young charity run by a dynamic team of people who think difference is good. We believe dreams are where plans are born and just because someone has fallen short of the academic measure used by our education system it shouldn’t mean the end of opportunity altogether.

Struggling academically doesn’t always mean working harder… sometimes it just means working differently, thinking outside the box and in our case outside of class. Out of Class was made to help young people find something they love so when the age old question “what do you want to do when you finish school?” comes around they might just have an answer

Our Vision

To give young people the opportunity to discover vocational skills and grow a generation that respect and value non-academic attributes in each other.

Our Mission

To create a space for discovery and growth where academically challenged young people can utilise skills rarely used in the classroom. Helping young people find something they love and excel at and having the support and guidance to turn those skills into a future. Young people on the project are encouraged to try new things and reflect in a non-judgemental environment where the process is just as important as the finished product.

Our Objectives and Outcomes

We run weekly sessions outside of school or college time for young people aged between 8 and 20 years (or 25 years for those with special educational needs) to try out and develop new activities and skills.

Through an increased understanding and respect for non-academic skills we expect to see higher self-esteem, fewer education dropouts, higher employment rates for young adults and more acceptance of differences.

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Amazing day out for the students at Big Rock indoor climbing yesterday! They absolutely loved it. Our lovely instructor Will made it even more fun!
Even had time for a spot of lunch and a lake side dog walk!

#bigrockclimbing
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CEO Stevie changed her office for a day with the children today and it got rather wet!
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Amazing day today at Bennett’s splash park! The kids had the best day.... especially when the had the opportunity to soak CEO Stevie!
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Snapped this quote from one of our deputy head teachers office walls... couldn’t have said it better myself. This is why we are so flexible at OOC
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WOW!
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Wake Up World
This autistic man’s amazing artist talent will astound you.
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After 1 year of support for Seb and no successful transition back into the classroom - The council make cuts which mean the unit he has trusted in his school is now to be closed!!! Just like that, and just like that, we are back at square 1!!!

I think it is time to get vocal re the huge cuts that are just devastating to the children who need support in school...

Good job I work from home but makes life so stressful for me and breaks my heart to see all the positive work come to an end and right at the end of the school year which is always stressful for him 😞

Hoping the teachers can help him but this is a huge blow for him and his everyday life...

No funding, No support and a very sad situation all round!!!